06.05.2015 | Press Release

Aid for 5,000 Families after Nepal Earthquake

Distribution of blankets, tarpaulins and food in Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk and Dhading

Simone Pott Team Communications

Even ten days on after the disastrous earthquake in nepal it is still difficult to reach the remote villages in the mountains. “On our way to Sindhupalchowk district we had to offload supplies from trucks on to smaller vehicles so that we were able to continue”, says Jürgen Mika, Welthungerhilfe emergency aid coordinator. “Without the knowledge and expertise of our local partners we wouldn’t be able to reach the people in need at all.”

In the area around Sindhupalchowk, north east of the capital Kathmandu, 2,000 families receive blankets and tarpaulins.These serve as temporary shelter and particularly as protection against the rains, because many people are still having to sleep outdoors. In the district of Dhading, where the devastation and need for aid is especially large, food parcels are distributed to 2,000 families. The packages contain rice, lentils, oil, and salt and ensure a twelve-day supply for people in need.

In the greater Kathmandu area, Welthungerhilfe is focusing on supporting day labourers. Here, 1,000 families are receiving parcels with staple foods. In the wake of the earthquake the local economy has completely collapsed and, with it, the daily income opportunities for hundreds of thousands of day labourers. They have no financial reserves and for ten days have had no wages to provide for their families


Donation account Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. 

Sparkasse KölnBonn
IBAN: DE15370501980000001115
Reference: Nothilfe Nepal

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Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organisations in Germany; politically independent and non-denominational. It is fighting for ‘Zero Hunger by 2030’. Since its establishment, more than 8,500 overseas projects in 70 countries have been supported with 3.27 billion euros. Welthungerhilfe works on the basic principle of help for self-help: from rapid disaster relief to reconstruction and long-term development cooperation projects with national and international partner organisations.

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